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VIC: Displaying Data - Log Scale
by Russell Brown

Objectives

To show how to use logarithmic scaling to facilitate meaningful plotting of histograms and subsequent statistical analysis.

Vocabulary

  • Histogram
  • Bin Width
  • Logarithm (base 10)

About the Lesson

Students will plot raw data that spans several magnitudes in a histogram and then use logarithmic scaling to display data in a more appropriate format to allow further statistical analysis.